This page contains reading lists of historical sociological debates of relevance to PM. Each list is organised according to a particular theme and in some cases contains links to further sub-debates.


The Origins of Capitalism

The Origins of the State

Debates within Marxism on Class, State, Society

Debates on Historical Materialism

The Asiatic Mode of Production

State and Society in Ancient Greece

State and Society in Ancient Rome

Development of Feudalism

Italian Renaissance


Agrarian Capitalism and English Revolution

The Bourgeois Revolutions

The Modern British State

Post-French Revolution Europe